Melinda Hill is an American comedian, actor, and writer best known for her stand-up comedy work, including appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Bonnie Hunt Show,America's Got Talent,Comics Unleashed, and Who Wants to Date a Comedian? and as the host of Comedy.TV. Hill, whose comedy "plays on" and subverts audience expectations created by her "bubbly, adorable, deceptively demure" appearance and presentation, produces the critically acclaimed weekly standup show What's Up, Tiger Lily?, which has been running since 2006 and is known for having the best stand ups and storytellers in the world, as well as frequent celebrity drop-ins. The show has been called "one of the top 10 stand up shows in LA" and "best Monday night stand up show" by LA Weekly, as well as "one of the 9 best comedy clubs in LA" by LAist. Hill is also a regular at The Comedy Store, Improv, and on storytelling shows such as Sit N Spin at Comedy Central Stage and Don't Tell My Mother! She released two storytelling albums, which prompted LA Weekly to call her "the female David Sedaris".
Critics have labeled Hill part of the "rom-com renaissance" and compared her work to Woody Allen's and Judd Apatow's and her versatility to Louis C.K.'s.Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill was awarded for "outstanding achievement in writing and acting" at the 2014 LA Web Fest, was nominated for a 2013 LA Weekly award for "best comedy series" and was an Indiewire Critic's Pick for "best comedy web series". In 2014, Romantic Encounters was a finalist in the "Make Em Laff" competition sponsored by Funny or Die and Los Angeles Film Festival with a screening at The Grammy Museum.